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Physiotherapy Student Support

University study can be challenging. We understand that our students need support to reach their potential – whether it's academic support or personal support. The following resources will assist you to successfully navigate your way through your Physiotherapy studies.

Physiotherapists are health professionals whose primary focus is the restoration of function to improve quality of life. They assess and diagnose problems with human function and movement, then plan and administer treatment programs to restore function or minimise dysfunction due to illness, disease, ageing or injury.

The Discipline of Physiotherapy at JCU prepares high quality graduates for all areas of practice. Our particular focus is on rural and remote health.

Visit Physiotherapy @JCU to find out more about who we are and what we do.

Physiotherapy Assistance Directory - Who Do I Contact?
Refer to the Physiotherapy Assistance Directory for current roles and contacts.

Ask Us - 24/7 
If you have a question, check out AskUs – it’s a 24/7 online enquiry database with more than 1,000 commonly asked questions.

Student Services
The Student Centre is your number one point of contact. Our staff will provide advice on your enrolment, subjects, fees, support services, scholarships, exams and even directions! Ask a question - submit a question to our student support team.

Professional experience placement (PEP) is a crucial and formal component of all health science courses. Placement prepares you for registration and/or accreditation as a professional in your field and supports you to be 'work ready' when you leave university.

During your placement you will go out into the workforce to apply and practise the skills and knowledge you've gained at JCU. These workplace-based clinical and practical education experiences might occur in facilities on or away from campus.

Visit the Professional Experience Placement website for preparation checklists and guidelines.

Subject Library Guides
The Physiotherapy Library Guide is an online guide for Physiotherapy students and staff at JCU. It will help you find the information you need to complete your assignments and research.

Physiotherapy Liaison Librarians 
The JCU Library provides liaison librarians for all of the major discipline areas, and ask us a question, get help or request an appointment with your liaison librarian.

Visit the CHS Student Resources website for information specific to Physiotherapy students:

  • Physiotherapy student handbook
  • Course enrolment planners
  • Pre-placement requirements
  • Student networks

You can manage most of your enrolment online by following a few easy steps. The JCU Enrolment website is your hub for all your enrolment needs – from enrolling, registering for classes, withdrawing, changing course, updating your personal details, taking a break from your studies and more…

Contact your Enrolment Team for further assistance – email

The Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) is the organisation responsible for the implementation of the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme across Australia. Each health profession that is part of the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme is represented by a National Board.

The functions of the Physiotherapy Board of Australia include:

  • registering physiotherapists and students
  • developing standards, codes and guidelines for the physiotherapy profession
  • approving accreditation standards and accredited courses of study.

Physiotherapy Board of Australia codes and guidelines:

AHPRA guidelines:

The textbook requirements for each subject are available online prior to the course start date at the Booktopia website (search by institution and subject code).

Students may also find used copies of textbooks via online bookshops such as StudentVIP. It is important that you purchase the correct current edition of the text.

The JCU Library has limited copies of all prescribed textbooks available for 2 day loans.

The Student IT Essentials website provides students with a first point of contact for all IT Services offered by ICT at JCU. This provides consistent and efficient handling of general IT enquiries, service requests and fault reporting and facilitates in the rapid restoration of normal service to the JCU community.

LearnJCU is JCU's online teaching and learning environment, built on the Blackboard Learning Management System.  Access the LearnJCU Guides for Students for assistance.

eStudent help is available in the top right hand corner of each eStudent page or from the eStudent Online Help website, including frequently asked questions and eStudent troubleshooting help.

JCU Email 
As part of the admissions process, you are given a Microsoft Office 365 student email account to manage your university email, calendar, contacts and tasks. All official email correspondence from JCU with regards to the management of your academic record will be sent to you at this email address so you should get into the habit of checking it regularly. Refer to M365: Email, OneDrive and Office for guidelines and assistance.

At JCU, all students are entitled to the best possible learning experience.

The JCU Learning Centre offers online and face-to-face access to academic learning development. On this site you will find a wide range of self-help resources, information about workshops and how to request personalised advice. Whether you are looking for assistance with time management, mathematics, basic statistics, planning your assignment, editing your academic communication, The Learning Centre is your ‘one-stop-shop’ for academic learning development.

Use our online contact form to enquire about Learning Centre services and resources, or to request help for a particular assignment or task.

Going to uni isn't just about assignments and exams. At JCU we want your whole university experience to be a happy and healthy one – so tap into as many support services as you can and know your rights!  Visit the JCU Student Support website for help.